The Fashion Portfolio Academy Launches the Premier Online Introduction to Fashion Design Course; Pre-College Courses Ensure That Tuition Dollars Are Well Spent

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When the financial stakes are this high, it seems reasonable that students, and their parents, want confidence that they are pursuing a career for which they have passion and the personal traits to succeed. For students pursuing a future in fashion design, there is an answer.

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Photo by Galo Delgado for Wix.com Aspiring designers welcome a hands-on approach to learning about fashion design at a recent event by the Fashion Portfolio Academy.

When the financial stakes are this high, it seems reasonable that students and their parents, want confidence that they are pursuing a career for which they have passion and the personal traits to succeed.

Nearly one third of America's massive federal student loan debt is either late or in default. At least in one field, fashion design, aspiring students now have the opportunity to gain the confidence that their tuition dollars are well spent. Award winning designer, and graduate of Parsons School of Design, Francisca Pineda created The Fashion Portfolio Academy to help potential fashion designers explore design, prior to making huge financial commitments as high as $200,000 for higher education.

The story of a Florida mother illustrates the dangers of student loan debt to parents, as well as students. This parent was on the hook for twenty five thousand dollars which she consigned for her son. She could not afford the payment, now, twice a month three hundred and sixty dollars are taken out of her paycheck by the student lender, which sued her for wage garnishment last year. This was enough to force her to give up her home and move in with her son.

When the financial stakes are this high, it seems reasonable that students, and their parents, want confidence that they are pursuing a career for which they have passion and the personal traits to succeed.

Many young women and men are attracted to the field of fashion design, which is portrayed as glamorous, and increasing in popularity from television shows like Project Runway. Students who invest in Fashion Portfolio Academy program on site, will become acquainted with the day to day demands of the profession. They have the opportunity to try their hands at sketching , designing, and perfect their skills to gain a head start. As the testimonials reveal, they are very satisfied, especially when the best selling Introduction to Fashion Design online course starts at just over $100.

In an interview with the founder, Francisca declared that "being a fashion designer has been a career that has exceeded my expectations," she continued saying, "Because of fashion I have been able to travel all around the world, from Hong Kong to Paris" and "I now continue to travel and have my own fashion line, Bhava." However, she freely admits that fashion is not the perfect career for everyone. "It takes hard work and perseverance." She explains further that some specific skills include "The ability to clearly communicate ideas through sketches and training your eye for a good sense of color." Francisca concludes "My course lets everyone go through every step of the design process, and by the end the students have a pretty clear idea if they want to pursue a fashion design career or not."

For more information about courses at the Fashion Portfolio Academy, call (888) 978-5289, or check out the site for free fashion tips and events.

Francisca Pineda is an award winning fashion designer with over 15 years of experience designing apparel and accessories for New York's top brands. She is currently the creative director for luxury accessory brand BHAVA. An advocate for ethical practices in the industry, she started the Ethical Fashion Academy in 2012, a community focused initiative that organizes eco-fashion events in New York City and a yearly hands-on Fashion Workshop in Costa Rica.

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